sil·​vi·​cul·​ture | \ ˈsil-və-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce silviculture (audio) \

Definition of silviculture

: a branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests

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Other Words from silviculture

silvicultural \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rəl How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adjective
silviculturally \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb
silviculturist \ ˌsil-​və-​ˈkəlch-​rist How to pronounce silviculture (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ noun

Examples of silviculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Formerly known as Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp, the camp is open to students in grades nine through 12 to explore forest ecology, including silviculture, tree identification, wildlife, forestry management and forest products. Joan Rusek,, "Plan your New Year's adventurers: Valley Views," 22 Dec. 2017 Black Forest Biosphere Reserve (Germany)—Located in the south of the country, this biosphere reserve contains low mountain ranges, forests shaped by silviculture, lowland and mountain hay meadows and lowland moors. Alex Treadway, National Geographic, "UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of silviculture

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silviculture

French, from Latin silva + cultura culture

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The first known use of silviculture was in 1880

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“Silviculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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